advertisement

Pierpont Coffee Club keeps group of men together

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:31 p.m. CDT; updated 6:19 a.m. CDT, Thursday, September 26, 2013
Old friends gather in the Pierpont Store located on Missouri 163 to chat about their lives over coffee. Every morning the Pierpont Store Coffee Club meets at 6:30 a.m. as friends stroll in and out telling their daily tales.

PIERPONT — The early morning breeze blows through the Pierpont Store's door, which chimes as regulars push it open on their way to drink coffee at the convenience store tucked along Missouri 163.

As the rest of Columbia is still getting up and dressed, a group of men are already sipping coffee at a table in the middle of the store.

The Pierpont Store Coffee Club meets every morning around 6:30 a.m., and members chat about their daily lives, sports, politics and anything else on their minds. On Wednesday, discussion revolved around repairing lawn mowers, the Cardinals' game and a friend's trip to Hannibal.

Mike Gamble is one of the men who comes to the store every morning. He has been meeting with the group for the past 20 years and said he comes every day except on Christmas because the store is closed.

"We just discuss everything from sports to practical problems," Gamble said. "Just a good group. We volunteer to help each other."

Eddie John has owned the store for the past 20 years. 

Supervising editor is Brian Kratzer.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements